Hudson Bay Mountain general manager Dikran Zabunyan resigned from his post Wednesday night citing medical issues.
“He was a strong addition to the team right from his arrival in the fall of 2014; however, recent developments with his health have encouraged him to step away from the resort and move home to Vancouver to focus on his health,” said a press release from Hudson Bay Mountain.
Staff were notified Thursday afternoon.
“We were concerned about his health, we just want him to be better,” said Chrissy Chapman, resort services manager. “We never had a GM for five months since Nancy [Treiber] departed.”
But the day-to-day operations shouldn’t be affect by his sudden departure.
They have upper level management including resort services manager Chrissy Chapman, manager of trails and hills Frank McBride, controller Michael Huffman who have almost 30 years of combined experience with the mountain and will continue to keep it operational.
“We’re confident the resort will keep operating as is,” said Chapman. “It’s business as usual. We’re halfway through [the season]. We all work very well together, the team is just awesome up there. We’re just going to keep going and look forward to keep the mountain running smoothly.”
The mountain will be open until April 12 and they will not be hiring a replacement GM.
Before coming to the ski hill in September, Zabunyan worked in the hospitality industry across Canada for the past 25 years.